Truckee chamber boasts new leadership
Staff reportsKappy Mann, a Realtor associate with Coldwell Banker of Northern California, joins the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce board of directors beginning Sept. 1. Mann, a Truckee resident for 24 years, has always been active in the business and volunteer community. She volunteers time to various community organizations including the Workforce Housing Association of Tahoe Truckee (WHATT), the Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors, and Tahoe Forest Hospice.Shelly Wright, vice president and office manager of the Plumas Bank’s Truckee office, an incumbent, was re-elected to the board.Also re-elected was incumbent Donna Morgan, strategic alliance and promotions director of Booth Creek Ski Holdings and Northstar-at-Tahoe. Leaving the board is Herschel Deardorff, Realtor with Coldwell Banker of Northern California.”Herschel was a tremendous asset to the board representing the real estate industry, and acted as liaison to WHATT and their efforts. He was a very engaged board member, sometimes asking the tough questions,” said Lynn Saunders, president/CEO of the chamber in a press release. “We’re pleased that Kappy Mann will be joining us and bringing much of the same expertise to the board, and that incumbents Shelly Wright and Donna Morgan, chose to continue working on the Chamber board to make Truckee a good place to do business.”The chamber will host its annual dinner and installation of officers Oct. 27 at PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn. Continuing to serve on the board are: Laura Ryan, Best Western Truckee Tahoe Inn; John Witney, EventMasters; Mike Brown, Stoel Rives LLP; Darren Shaw, Tahoe Donner Association; Peter Holzmeister, Truckee Donner Public Utility District; Donna Wood, The White Buffalo. Board members serve a three-year term.Holzmeister has been elected by the board to serve as chair for the upcoming 2004-2005 term, and Donna Morgan will serve as chair-elect.
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